Peace and Justice
There’s More to Renisha McBride’s Shooting Than Racism: It’s About Our Culture of Gun Violence
by Larry GabrielDec 18, 2013
- As shooter Theodore Wafer appears in court this week, one Detroiter looks at why gun violence—whether it is black on black, white on black, or of any other color combination—is killing people and tearing families apart across the country.
Dryhootch: A Milwaukee Coffeeshop Where Vets Help Vets Survive—At Home
by Ricardo TorresNov 14, 2013
- Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
How a Small California Town Curbed a Teen Suicide Epidemic—By Talking About It
by Jane Braxton LittleNov 11, 2013
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for 10- to 14-year-olds in rural America, and Native American kids are hit the hardest. After Indian Valley lost its sixth teenager, residents started talking about suicide out in the open—and it's working.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon OkeloSep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus GordonSep 19, 2013
- What can we do to help men like Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, find another way to deal with their trauma? The story of Michael Hill suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
by Raye StoeveSep 17, 2013
- At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale GarriguesAug 20, 2013
- Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together
by Lisa Gale GarriguesAug 02, 2013
- Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour
by James TrimarcoJul 19, 2013
- The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah KingJul 17, 2013
- The statement, by the Black Youth Project, conveys profound sorrow along with a commitment to hold on to hope.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderJul 16, 2013
- Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
by Frances Moore LappeApr 18, 2013
- Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals.
Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe
by Kim SimonApr 01, 2013
- After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence
by Katherine GustafsonMar 14, 2013
- A growing network of programs is teaching kids how to understand and express their emotions. Among their results: decreased aggression and violence.
Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson
by Naomi KleinMar 05, 2013
- Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.